Member's news > Draft Business and Enterprise Strategy for Consultation

23/05/2012

Contact: Stratford District Council, SDC

Stratford-on-Avon District has around 8,100 businesses and contains around 53,900 jobs with employment activity spread across a relatively broad range of sectors. Stratford-on-Avon District Council is committed to supporting and promoting business and enterprise within our District, recognising the importance of jobs and the value of business to our local economy.

Despite the impact of the economic downturn, Stratford-on-Avon District is well placed compared to neighbouring districts and the national picture. However, the Council is mindful that there is no room for complacency and that there are many small businesses, particularly in rural areas, in need of support to help them survive.

The District Council has produced a draft Business and Enterprise Strategy which seeks to build upon work already underway and re-enforces the need to support business and enterprise at a local level. This draft Strategy sets out what the District Council intends to do, its main objectives and commitment to encouraging growth. These are:-

Create an environment for businesses to start, locate and thrive;
Facilitate growth of the local economy through targeted support; and
Create new jobs and improve skills.

Although this is a Council led Strategy, we recognise that many of the actions included in the delivery plan cannot be delivered without the support of partners with whom the Council seeks to actively engage.

It is important that the business community is given the opportunity to respond to the draft Strategy and we would like to invite you to feedback your views and comments. To enable this click on the following link www.stratford.gov.uk/survey/business-strategy/ which will take you to a copy of the draft Strategy, delivery plan and a short questionnaire for your comments.

Please note that the closing date for responses is 23 May 2012.

Finally, if you are not the right person to respond, please forward this email to the appropriate person. Additionally, if you represent a group of stakeholders who would also have an interest in responding, please forward this email to them.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to receiving your feedback

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